My urban garden has managed to avoid the handful of freezes my suburban and rural friends have endured, but now that we're into December, it's only a matter of time. I've been quite pleased with the peppers, squash and eggplant my fall garden produced, though the beans and cucumbers were a bust. And although my remaining tomato plant (Chocolate Cherry) is lush, full, healthy and loaded with green fruit, I have no illusions that any of the fruit will ripen before this week's predicted freeze.
So, it's time to say goodbye to fall garden friends. Here's some of this week's farewell rituals:
Sauteed squash with onions, basil and garlic in olive oil
My mother-in-law's chocolate zucchini cake
The last of the fall flower blossoms floating in a shallow bowl of water
How are you saying adios to your fall garden?
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